1. Prince Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane. British Royal protocol is that two heirs should never fly on the same flight together so that the royal lineage is protected.
  2. Albert Einstein renounced his German citizenship in the German Kingdom of Württemberg to avoid military service in 1896 and became stateless for 5 years. He acquired Swiss citizenship in February 1901, Austrian citizenship in 1911, and American citizenship in 1940.
  3. Only about a third of Americans consider themselves "very happy."
  4. Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, a study found.
  5. Sylvester Stallone spent nine days in hospital after Lundgren hit him for real while filming Rocky IV.
  6. Richard Nixon was brought up as a Quaker and, as a boy, went to church 4 times on Sundays.
  7. The site of the Vatican is where Emperor Nero attempted to crush the Christians in Rome by persecuting and murdering Christians.
  8. A major issue the Apollo astronauts pointed out was Moon dust. It caused 'lunar hay fever,' problems with space suits, and dust storms in the crew cabin upon returning to space.
  9. Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was first published in England, not in the U.S.
  10. In 2013, a New York family bought a $3 bowl at a garage sale. It turned out to be an 11th-century Chinese bowl worth $2.2 million.
  11. Until 2015
    it was illegal
    for the British monarch
    to be Catholic or married to one.
  12. Porn websites attract more visitors each month than Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined.
  13. Post-relationship grief affects men, in the long term, more than women.
  14. The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 started as a result of information from a Russian spy who was executed by Russia the following year.
  15. Apollo 7 astronauts, Shirra, Eisele and Cunningham, made the first televised broadcast from space in October, 1968.
  16. Nostradamus published a cook book of recipes for bleaching hair, toothpaste, jams, jellies, laxatives and marmalade.
  17. A baby born in 2007 in the US, UK, Japan, Italy, Germany, France or Canada has a 50% chance of living until they are over 100.
  18. The brand name "Kia" literally means "to come out of Asia" in Korean.
  19. 1 in 6 U.S. veterinarians might have contemplated suicide since graduation. That's 3 times the U.S. national mean.
  20. Paul McCartney was once arrested for trying to bring marijuana into Japan.
  21. Seattle has a lower polio vaccination rate than African countries like Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Sudan.
  22. Pluto is, by law, still a planet in New Mexico.
  23. Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role for Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels.
  24. Photographers were not allowed to take pictures of Franklin D. Roosevelt in a wheelchair.
  25. The "people" named in the 1788 U.S. Constitution were land-owning white men only.
  26. Napoleone di Buonaparte changed his name to Napoleon Bonaparte so it would be more French. His family was Italian and lived on the island of Corsica.
  27. Al Capone's nickname of Scarface was due to being slashed by a rival gang member.
  28. Medical bills are the biggest cause of U.S. bankruptcies, a 2013 study found.
  29. Most of Steve Jobs' wealth was from his shares in Disney, not Apple.
  30. The Empire State Building generates more revenue from the observation deck than from all the commercial tenants in the remaining 101 floors combined.
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